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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust , Chief Nurse
Mandie is a Registered General Nurse who has gained the majority of her clinical experience in intensive care environments. Whilst working in intensive care, Mandie developed an interest in education and training. This led to posts in both professional and clinical practice development where she undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. In February 2015, Mandie took up the post of Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. This is her fifth Executive Director position having held previous posts in acute trusts in the North West of England and the West Midlands. Mandie considers herself fortunate to have led an interesting and varied professional life. In addition to her substantive posts she has also experienced secondments to a combined Health & Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, two years as a Nursing Officer in the Department of Health and the professional nursing lead on the national consultation on Choice, Responsiveness and Equity in 2003. Her passion is the delivery of high quality fundamental nursing care and she has been a champion for the development and implementation of nursing and midwifery performance management systems. This work has enabled her to provide support in many healthcare settings both in the UK and Ireland to colleagues setting up their own professional quality monitoring systems. In 2014 Mandie was appointed Chair of the Clinical Reference Board, a sub group of the national NHS Supply Chain Customer Board whose remit is to support the delivery of £150m savings to the NHS through better procurement practice with NHS Supply Chain. She is also a member of Lord Carter’s Procurement and Efficiency Board. In 2013, Mandie was honoured to be named one of the 50 most influential women in the NHS by the Health Service Journal.